Sven ’t Jolle

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Sculptures and installations by Belgian artist Sven ‘t Jolle.

Check out his current solo exhibition titled The Age of Entitlement, or Affordable Tooth Extraction

at Wiels gallery.

Grand grillage affaissé / Elodie Antoine

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Grand grillage affaissé, bobbin lace artwork, 126x24cm by Belgian artist Elodie Antoine.

Atelier Pam + Jenny / L’escaut

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The addition of 30m2 workshop next to an existing house in Uccle, Belgium, designed by Brussel’s multi-disciplinary studio L’escaut.

The new building  flows in continuity with the main house while its partial burying hides the volume and preserves the leafy environment.

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Backstay Hostel bar

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The lobby bar of Backstay Hostel, in Ghent, Belgium, upholstered with hundreds of wooden typesetting letters, designed by Nele Van Damme & Yannick Baeyen.

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DNA house / BLAF Architects

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DNA, a cross shaped private house made of re-used bricks, located in Asse, Belgium, designed by BLAF Architecten.

Photos by Stijn Bollaert – via i love belgium

En attendant les barbares

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Images from the on going extensive renovation of the Royal Museum for Central Africa, in Tervuren Belgium.

According to RMCA‘s website, their collection includes 10,000,000 animals from Aftica’s wildlife.

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Leopold‘s  RMCA museum building closed its doors on 1 December 2013 for an extensive renovation and will reopen to the public in mid-2017.

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En attendant les barbares poem by Constantin Cavafis (en/fr/gr) here

the misfortune mask

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B&w wooden mask from the Leopold‘s Congo Free State genocide period (1885 – 1908), found at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium;  featured at the museum’s web page as Treasure of the month (Oct. 2011), one of the finest Pende masterpieces, linked somehow to Picasso’s Black period.

For the creators of this ritual Mbangu mask, the Pende people, a tribe known for their xylophone-based music and dances, this artifact represents someone who has been bewitched, disformed or misfortuned.

For Leopold II of Belgium, the builder king for his people, these couleur locale trophies served mostly his colonial propaganda. In its short existence, Congo Free State manage to became a byword for greed, cruelty, global hypocrisy and ruthless exploitation.

American Avenue loft / Low architects

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Lounge / dining area and open kitchen in a 110m² loft in Antwerp, Belgium designed by Low architects (prev. feat.here).

 

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